Third annual Shoes for Kids program underway

The Shoes for Kids YQL initiative is back for its third year in our city. The shoe drive began back in 2021 as a way to provide new footwear for kids in southern Alberta whose families are struggling. The program has been able to support over 850 children since its inception. BCN’s Micah Quinn has the story.

Members of Shoes for Kids YQL along with the Lethbridge and Blood Tribe Police were on hand to unveil the third annual Shoes for Kids YQL shoe drive on Friday morning.

The goal this year is to collect 350 pairs of shoes and raise $20,000 which will then be divided up and handed out to kids in schools from across southern Alberta.  

A team of volunteers will be collecting new footwear on August 19th from 10am to 12pm in the parking lot of Dunlop Ford in Lethbridge.

For more information on Shoes for Kids YQL you can visit their Facebook page. 

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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